Thursday, July 16, 2009

Supremes Uphold Cockfighting Law

The state Supreme Court has denied cert -- in other words, won't hear -- a lawsuit filed by the New Mexico Gamefowl Association and others challenging the 2007 law against cockfighting, which went into effect last last.

That means the state Court of Appeal's upholding of the law remains in effect.

All five Supreme Court justices concurred with the decision.

Still alive, however, is a federal lawsuit filed by the Gamefowl Association in Las Cruces earlier this year.